Day 02: Paro
Day 03: Thimphu
Day 04: Thimphu
Day 05: Gangtey Gompa
Day 06: Punakha - Paro
Day 07: Taktsang Monastery
Day 08: Departure
Paro by Royal Bhutan Airline Druk Air, the only national
carrier. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains
and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you
will be welcomed by the representatives. Afternoon, visit the ruined
fortress Drugyal dzong, which defended the Paro valley
from Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th
century. On clear weather, Mount Jomolhari 7320 meters can
be seen from the dzong. Evening time at leisure. Overnight
Paro Sightseeing – after breakfast, visit Kyichu Lhakhang
a 7th century temple built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo
to mark the spread of Buddhism in the Himalayas. Continue
through the beautiful valley of Paro to visit Ta-Dzong(Watch
Tower). The cylindrical building was built in 1641 by Desi
Tenzin Drukda, the then Governor of Paro, as a watchtower
to look over the Paro Dzong. The unique structure has six
floors that go spiraling down from the top. During the
olden days the building not only housed soldiers but also
prisoners of war, mostly invaders. It was later in 1968,
it was introduced as the National museum in the by the
third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The six floors museum
highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and
history dating back to as early as 2000 B.C. A short walk
downhill will take to the Rinpung Dzong which is the
administrative seat of the district of Paro, and also
house a state monastic community of more than 200 monks.
Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into
Paro Town and stroll around the market and return to the
hotel for the night.
Paro – Thimphu (55 km, 2 hours)
the morning after breakfast in the hotel, drive to Thimphu.
It is about one hour drive and on the way, walk on the
suspension iron chain bridge said to have built by
Thanthong Gyalpo in 12th century. Continue drive to
Thimphu and about 7 km to reaching Thimphu, have a glimpse
of Simtokha dzong built in 1629. On reaching Thimphu,
check into the hotel and after lunch, visit National
memorial chorten and then to drive to visit Buddha
Dordenma the largest Buddha statue in the world. Visit
Motithang mini zoo to see the rare “Takin” national animal
of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the
In the morning right after breakfast, visit the National
Institute of Zorig Chusum. It refers to the thirteen
traditional visual arts and crafts that Bhutanese have
practiced for generations. The zorig chusum arts are
represented at the Festival through: painting, carving,
sculpture, calligraphy, carpentry, gold- and
silversmithing, bamboo work, wood turning, weaving and
embroidery, pottery, blacksmithing, masonry,and incence
stick making. Visit Textile museum and after lunch, drive
to Punakha which is about 3 hours drive from Thimphu. En
route stop at Dochu-La Pass 3150 meters from where you can
see breath taking Mount Gangkhar Puensum, the highest
mountain in Bhutan on clear weather. From Dochu-La, The
road descends through the ever-changing tress reaching the
Excursion to Gangtey Gompa
to Gangtey Gompa will take about 3 hours and it is
situated on the beautiful glacial valley of Phobjikha,
this is the only Nyingmapa monastery (one of the name of
four schools of Tibetan Buddhism in western Bhutan.
This beautiful valley is also home to the rare Black
Necked Cranes migrating from the Tibetan plateau to escape
the harsh winter. Afternoon, drive back to Punakha and en
route visit Wangduephodrang dzong and night in the hotel
the morning hike hike Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of
fertility. The hike will take about half an hour.
Childless couples come from all over the country to ask
for children and it is widely believed that their prayers
are answered. Continue journey to Paro and en route visit
Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress built in 1629 by
Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Evening reach Paro and night in
the hotel at Paro.
A day hike to famous Taktsang Monastery
hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 hours
through pine forests. Taktsang is one of the holiest
places in Bhutan the monastery which clings high granite
cliff 800 meters overlooking the northern Paro valley.
This place is especially venerated because the great saint
Padmasambhava came on a flying tigress in 747 A.D. and
meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued
who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and
converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. The monastery was
devastated by fire in 1998 but the Royal Government took
immediate steps to restore the monastery to its original
structure. Stroll back to Resort. Evening at leisure.
after breakfast you will be Transfer to airport for your
onward destination and after few minutes, you will be
leaving Bhutan with all the memorable pictures and
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Bed tea and evening
Sightseeing as per
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Entry and route
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